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For 60 Years, Fred’s Corner Grille Has Kept the Burgers and Ice Cream Flowing in Vernon

For 60 Years, Fred’s Corner Grille Has Kept the Burgers and Ice Cream Flowing in Vernon

In the early 1960s, Fred and Loys Ray, a young couple in Frederick, Oklahoma, had a dream to quit their jobs and open a restaurant or ice cream shop.

‘Legacy of Love’ Seeks to Unite All in Dallas’ Oak Lawn Neighborhood

‘Legacy of Love’ Seeks to Unite All in Dallas’ Oak Lawn Neighborhood

It started with a picture in The Dallas Morning News: an empty patch of unruly grass covered by a sign that read YOUR DESIGN HERE.

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

A Century of Recorded Country Music Started With Texas Fiddler Eck Robertson

His tombstone is inscribed with “World’s Champion Fiddler,” as his virtuosity dominated contests in North Texas since his teen years in the early 1900s.

A Couple Digs Through Forgotten History With ‘Bones of Texas’ Photo Exhibition

A Couple Digs Through Forgotten History With ‘Bones of Texas’ Photo Exhibition

The skeletons of old buildings and structures hold secrets to their history. From an abandoned gas station to a cemetery in a former mining town, Texas is littered with such relics.

Celebrate National Moonshine Day By Exploring Hooch History in Texas

Celebrate National Moonshine Day By Exploring Hooch History in Texas

Thursday, June 3, is National Moonshine Day, and although there isn’t an official Texas Moonshine Trail, there are plenty of places to visit to learn more about the history of illegal distilling in the state.

Traces of Texas: Pautchee & His Relationship to Comanche Chief Quanah Parker

Traces of Texas: Pautchee & His Relationship to Comanche Chief Quanah Parker

Around the 1890s, Pautchee, a Comanche man, sat down to be photographed by Daniel P.

Milton Brown, Bob Wills, and the Fort Worth Origins of One of Texas’ Most Beloved Musical Styles

Milton Brown, Bob Wills, and the Fort Worth Origins of One of Texas’ Most Beloved Musical Styles

Western swing was born about 4 miles southwest of downtown Fort Worth at the Crystal Springs Dance Pavilion, although you wouldn’t know it when driving past the now-empty lot near the West Fork of the Trinity River. In the early 1930s, the cavernous pavilion drew hundreds for the “hillbilly jazz” of Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies. While the venue burned down in 1966, Western swing is still going strong—a style that’s among the most recognizable roots of Texas music.

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